Sharp-dressed suspect escapes

NEW YORK (AP) - October 1, 2009

But he's not.

He's an escapee from a New York City courthouse.

Tackman is a sharp-dressing robbery suspect.

He was to appear in a New York court yesterday on a string of robbery charges.

A guard apparently mistook Tackman for a lawyer and allowed him out of the detention area.

His attorney says Tackman is "charming, respectful and intelligent."

Authorities note Tackman has a criminal career that goes back more than 30 years and includes a number of escape attempts.

He was being held on $350,000 bail.

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